Art at the Intersection of Librarianship and Social Justice
Editor: Nina Clements
Expected: Fall 2021
What roles do libraries play in supporting artistic expression? For librarian-artists, how does artistic practice influence their work as librarians and vice versa? And how does social justice, especially feminism, intersect with both artistic practice and librarianship? This edited collection consists of chapters by librarians who work as artists as well as those who work extensively with artists or arts practitioners. They discuss the intersection of their work as librarians with their artistic practice, including the role that social justice and feminism play in both arenas, and the significance of the arts in contentious times.
Nina Clements is the English & Humanities Librarian at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She earned an MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh in 2007 and an MFA in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College in 2004. She has published in academic and creative venues; her publications include a chapter in The Feminist Reference Desk (Library Juice Press) and poems in Prairie Schooner.